Pastor Merritt’s Vacation
Remember that Pastor Merritt will be taking his vacation from July 26th through August 3rd. He will return to work on Tuesday, August 5th. Pastor Rick Phillips will provide emergency pastoral coverage in the interim—and he can be reached at 503-9733. Kim Floyd, our Lay Servant, will be preaching on Sunday, July 27th. Retired minister, the Rev. Sonny Anderson, will be preaching on August 3rd.
More on the Church wide Work Day
The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a church wide workday on Saturday, August 2nd from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, with help from our local Boy Scout troop. We will be completing some soffit and fascia repair, some tree trimming, and some yard and roof cleanup. There will be a job for everyone, of any age, size or gender. Come help as you are able, and bring your tools, ladders, scaffolding, power saws, and blowers. Let’s get our buildings and grounds ready for the fall season—many hands make light work.
Youth in Camp This Week
Our youth group, RUSH (R U Serving Him?), is attending summer camp this week at Warren Willis camp in Fruitland Park, Florida. They want to thank the church for supporting them by buying pumpkins last fall and by supporting their other fundraisers throughout the year. With the church’s help, 10 youth members were able to attend summer camp this year. Remember our youth in your prayers especially this week.
Camp Meeting Sundays Throughout August
Once again, we will enjoy our Annual Camp Meeting month—beginning Sunday, August 3rd. We are encouraging everyone to dress up in any “period” clothing during Sundays throughout August.
Women’s Small Group Bible Study
Our women's "Small Group" Bible study is beginning a new series, and we have room for you! Ladies, come and try this unique, facilitator-lead format for digging into God's word. A study of 1 Peter, entitled "Hope in Hurtful Times", begins Monday July 14th., in Sunday school room #6 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. For more information, contact Diana Williams or the church office.
RESTORE Needs Toiletries
RESTORE is still in need of all kinds of travel size shampoos, conditioners, soaps, mouthwash and other toiletries. If you have any of these items to donate, drop them off at the RESTORE barrels on Sunday, or bring them to the church office during the week.